August 20, 2004  


Family Day Will be Out of This World

By Davide Castelvecchi

‘Our Universe, Large and Small’ is the theme for the 2004 SLAC Family Day and it is coming up soon. It is fun for everyone, so be sure not to miss it!

Reserve the date and time: September 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Family Day is a giant picnic for all SLAC employees and their families,” says planning committee co-chair Erin Smith (HR). “Come alone or bring family. There will be great food and activities for all ages.”

Attractions include:

• Star Search Talent Show—we all juggle priorities, but can you juggle or sing or do a tap dance?  Be sure to sign up with Pauline Wethington (MS 58, Ext. 4559).

• Casino Royale (ages 18 and up)—if you can’t make it to Vegas, this is the next best thing!  Bring your lucky charm with you and play in our casino!

• Kids Korral—features Krafts for Kids, such as creating candy necklaces and solar system mobiles, face painting and much more. Grown-ups allowed in the Korral if accompanied by a kid.

• Fun things to do—an inflatable giant slide, midway games, a basketball shoot and ping pong.  Or get a team to participate in the volleyball tournament.

• Classic Cars—Bring in your classic set of wheels to show off.

• Try the popcorn, sno cones and cotton candy.

• Science demonstrations, talks and tours are always popular.

DJ Eddie McGee will spin and introduce gigs by rock bands, The Seventh Season and Nocturnal.

And did we mention free food!

There will be two tents to sit in the shade and enjoy the different styles of food: Andromeda (Traditional BBQ), Cygnus-1 (Indian) Vega (Asian) and Saturn (Mediterranean).

Please return the flyer or go online to let us know if you will be attending. This will help us order enough food for all attendees.

The complete program and lunch menu will be available on the Web at:



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Last update Wednesday August 18, 2004 by Emily Ball